Apologies if this has been posted before but I came across this and think it's the best write-up I've read (despite the misstatement about lack of rear fold down seats). Lot of great lines, especially in the last couple paragraphs, like this:
More advice: It’s easy enough to talk yourself out of the Alfa, even without listening to a dozen other people who’ll be determined to talk you out of it. Relatives, friends, co-workers: They’ll all have an opinion on Alfa Romeo, or Italian cars, and those opinions may not be favorable or particularly well-informed. Remember that these friends and acquaintances drive Toyotas...or SUVs...or Toyota SUVs. There’s a reason you’re not like them.